Posts Tagged Europe

Former Italy cycling coach Martini dies at 93

ROME (AP) — Alfredo Martini, Italy’s former national cycling team coach who guided the squad to six world titles, has died. He was 93.

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Murray doesn’t plan to watch mum dance on TV

Fireworks go off over Arthur Ashe Stadium following the national anthem during the opening ceremony for the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fireworks, strobe lights, thumping music and gyrating dancers on the court of Arthur Ashe Stadium. It can only mean one thing: the official start of the U.S. Open.

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Michael Matthews wins 3rd Vuelta stage, takes lead

Australian rider Michael Matthews of Orica GreenEdge celebrates his victory on the finish line of the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta, in Arcos de La Frontera, Cadiz, Spain, Monday Aug. 25, 2014. The third stage of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race over 188 kilometers started in Cadiz. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA, Spain (AP) — Michael Matthews of Australia sprinted to victory on a hot and sunny third stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday to take the overall lead of the three-week grand tour.

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Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

FILE- In this file photo dated  Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Italy's Mario Balotelli, right, kicks the ball over Uruguay's Martin Caceres during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. England's Liverpool soccer club announced Monday Aug. 25, 2014, it has completed the signing of Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, FILE)

Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.5 million) on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player known as much for his controversies as his goals.

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Correction: Britain-Obit-Richard Attenborough

LONDON (AP) — In an obituary Aug. 24 on actor-director Richard Attenborough, The Associated Press erroneously reported that “In Which We Serve,” a movie starring Attenborough, won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1942. The film did not win that award — the best picture that year was “How Green Was My Valley.”

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